Get your WiiU groove on at EB Games Expo 2012


Attention all WiiU fans, and WiiU watchers – EB Games Australia have announced that the WiiU will be playable to the public at their upcoming EB Games Expo in Sydney. That’s right – this is the first time that gamers in Australia will be able to go hands on with the console. And EB Games won’t just be providing a few games as showcase – gamers will be able to sample 10 WiiU games on the console at the Expo.

Stephen Wilson, EB Games Managing Director had this to say following the announcement:

“We are incredibly excited to be able to showcase Nintendo’s innovative new Wii U game consoles to Australian consumers at this year’s EB Games Expo. EB Expo will be the first time gamers in Australia get hands on with Wii U. This has only been made possible due to the efforts of the world class team at Nintendo Australia”.

The Wii U will be releasing in Australia on the 30th November, meaning gamers attending the expo will have the chance to go hands on with the console a full month and a half before its scheduled release.

And which titles will gamers be able to sample? EB Games have provided the following list of titles:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Nintendo Land
  • ZombiU
  • Darksiders II
  • Batman Arkham City Armoured Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Just Dance 4
  • Sing Party

I have to admit – the inclusion of ZombiU and Darksiders II in that list has me practically itching for some hands on time. Add in Batman Arkham City and Assassin’s Creed III and I will guarantee that I will be waiting in line come October 5th.

For those of you who are keen for some playtime with the WiiU but who haven’t bought their tickets to the expo yet – you better hurry. There are less than 1000 tickets remaining for the Saturday and Sunday day sessions. Given the also recently announced news that Charles Martinet – voice of Mario – will be at EB Expo and gamers can get the chance to play with him – you’d better act quickly if you want to secure tickets to the Expo. We all know how passionate Mario fans are. Once they discover Charles will be there…well. We do not want to stand in their way.

The EB Games Expo runs from October 5th – 7th at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. For more information on the Expo, check the official website.

Source: EB Games Official Website

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